Killer Cribs: New Report

Posted May. 20, 2008 / Posted by: RConnors

Killer Cribs: Protecting Infants and Children from Toxic Exposure

Killer CribsFriends of the Earth has found that commonly used baby and children's products and upholstered household furniture contain dangerous levels of toxic chemicals called halogenated fire retardants.

The study finds that these toxic chemicals appear in a high percentage of portable cribs, strollers, car seats and infant carriers. Due to their prevalence in common household products, these chemicals have been found in breast milk and in children. Infants and children are especially vulnerable to the health effects of these chemicals as they impact development at critical stages of growth.

56% of all infant carriers, 44% of all car seats, 40% of all strollers and 19% of all portable cribs were found to have high levels of halogenated fire retardants.

Learn More | Press Release | CBS News: Is Fire Retardant A Harmful Toxin?

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